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Stool

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Object Number:
AF5121
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Warua
Luba Province Bantu
Provenience:
Belgian Congo
Date Made:
late 19th century
Early Date:
1875
Late Date:
1900
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Glass
Fiber
Description:
The female figure supporting the this stool bears the marks of Luba identity and physical perfection, which includes scarification, an elegant coiffure, gleaming black skin, and a serene, composed attitude.
Height:
42.4cm
Width:
23.2cm
Depth:
21.4cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Vignier

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)
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African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Blackmun Visona, Monica. 2001. A History of Art in Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: 412
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[Book] The Museum for African Art. 1996. Poster: Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History.
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[Journal] Nooter Roberts, Mary H. "The Naming Game: Ideologies of Luba Artistic Identity" Vol.: Vol. XXXI, No. 4. : Page/Fig./Plate: Cover
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[Catalogue] Nooter Roberts, Mary H. & Roberts, Allen. 1996. Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History. : Page/Fig./Plate: 221
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[Catalogue] Preston, George N. 1985. Sets, Series & Ensembles in African Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 73
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[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 128-129
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[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A10
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 60
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 51
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[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 17
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[Journal] Hall, H. U. "Notes on Some Congo and West African Woodcarvings" Vol.: Vol. XIV, No. 2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 123-124, 126
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